Jones College is developing a project that will have a significant impact on hometown communities throughout the southeastern United States. By renovating an existing building on the Ellisville campus, Jones College is poised to enhance the education of future students in construction, design, and building trades. This initiative is made possible through a collaboration with Erin and Ben Napier, stars of the HGTV show Home Town and alumnus Jones College (2004).

In the seventh episode of season eight of Home Town, Erin and Ben Napier generously agreed to give Jones College the naming rights to the newly established Erin and Ben Napier School of Design and Building Arts. This school aims to establish a new foundation for education in construction, design, and building trades, providing Mississippians with the essential skills to construct and reconstruct small towns across America. Additionally, Jones College intends to design this new school as a replicable model, creating opportunities for small town revitalization nationwide.


The purpose of the Jones College Erin and Ben Napier School of Design and Building Arts is to address the workforce gap of skilled building designers, carpenters, and craftspeople that are needed to restore and preserve small towns across Mississippi.


Programs at this facility will expand upon current Jones College programs such as: Computerized Design, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Civil Engineering, Framing, Roofing, HVAC, and Electrical.

This facility will also facilitate new Jones College programs such as: Masonry, Metalworking, Plastering, Stonework, and Carpentry.


The Construction Residential Maintenance Program is a innovative program offered by Jones College that will equip students with a working knowledge in every aspect of the construction process. These skills include the following: Framing, Roofing, HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing, Foundations, and Carpentry.


*A preliminary conceptual rendering of the Erin and Ben Napier School of Design and Building Arts



About Giving

We’re excited to share with you the vision behind the Erin and Ben Napier School of Design and Building Arts. This project is more than just a school; it’s a commitment to enriching lives and strengthening the fabric of small-town communities. Our aim is to create a place where thousands of students can explore their talents and build a better future.

Your support plays a crucial role in bringing this vision to life. Whether it’s aiding in the development, construction, or furnishing of this state-of-the-art facility, every contribution makes a significant difference. We’re not just building a school; we’re nurturing potential and fostering growth. We invite you to join us in this meaningful journey and make a lasting impact. Together, we can create a legacy that will inspire generations to come.

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The advantage of cash gifts is that your actual out-of-pocket cost is less than the dollar amount of the gift because of the allowable income tax deduction. Most taxpayers can deduct up to 60 percent of your adjusted gross income in the year you make a contribution.

Actual savings from the tax deduction on your gift will vary due to your tax rate and other factors. Generally, the higher your tax rate, the greater your savings.

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Donations can be made through check in person at the Foundation office or by mailing them to the following address:

ATTN: Jones College Foundation
900 S Court St
Ellisville, MS 39437

If monetary giving is not an option, there are other ways that you can give, contribute and support the JCJC Foundation, Inc.